Diagnostic Imaging Program

The diagnostic imaging department provides a variety of diagnostic exams for inpatients, emergency patients and outpatients.  The department completes over 34,000 exams yearly. Services include:

Computed Tomography

A computed tomography , also known as a C.T. scan or a CAT scan, creates a series of images that reveal conditions not detectable with conventional X-rays. A beam of radiation is set on the studied patient and moves around the body, creating multiple cross sectional images. The patients must lie still to ensure the accuracy of the study.  C.T. scans are performed by Medical Radiation Technologists who have specific training in C.T. scanning.

General Radiography

X-ray  procedures  are performed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  at Stevenson.  No appointment is necessary for general radiography studies.   Fluouroscopic examinations such as upper gastrointestinal and barium studies must be booked in advance.  .

Ultrasonography

Ultrasound examinations include general, breast, obstetrical, ultrasound guided breast biopsies and venous Doppler. There are two ultrasound machines that were provided through community generosity.

Mammography

Mammograms are used as a screening device for early detection of breast cancer. A mammogram is a radiograph (X-ray) of the breast and is free-of-charge for women in Ontario. Mammograms are used as a part of the Ontario Breast Screening Program. The Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is a part of Cancer Care Ontario. It provides mammography services for women who are 50 years of age or older

Women Eligible for Screening in the OBSP:

  • Ontario resident

  • 50 years of age and over

  • No acute breast symptoms

  • No personal history of breast cancer

  • No breast implants

Stevenson  conducts approximately 2,500 examinations yearly. This includes  1,800 exams that were conducted through the very successful, accredited Ontario Breast Screening Program, which began in 1999. Women over 50 years may self refer to the OBSP by calling (705) 434-5133.

We opened a digital  mammography suite in 2012, bringing state-of-the-art technology and care with the ability to perform stereotactic breast biopsies. In order to book an appointment for a mammogram, a referral from your physician is required. An appointment can be made by calling the Imaging booking desk at extension  5133.

Learn more about breast screening.

Bone Densitometry

A bone mineral densitometry is the diagnostic process that uses a low dose X-ray instrument in order to measure the bone mineral content. This identifies those patients who have osteoporosis. Treatment may be needed in order to prevent fractures.

In order to book an appointment for a Bone Densitometry examination, a referral is required from your physician. Please book an appointment by calling extension 5133.

Echocardiography

Echocardiography, otherwise known as a heart sonogram, provides the cardiologist with moving images of the heart, and notifies the doctor of any heart defects. Echocardiograms provide additional information in diagnosing an enlarged heart, ischemia, pericarditis, valve diseases, and chest traumas.

In order to book an appointment for an Echocardiogram examination, a referral is required from your physician. Please book an appointment by calling extension 5133.